When the plane finally took off, my 5AM flight was the only one out of JFK. Another snow storm was about to hit New York City and St.Thomas lay before me graciously allowing me to leave the darkest winter of my life behind. On a layover in Puerto Rico I peeled off my coat and decided it was time for a costume change. I was ready to shed my skin and be born anew….at least for the week.
The Island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands is simply breathtaking. From its 360 degree mountain top views to the Old World style of its town’s architecture the island is a floating pantheon of rest. Colorful candy-coated homes dot the mountain sides. Flavorful food aromas thrilled my senses and caused my brain to flash one word-‘Paradise’. To put it simply St. Thomas is the most romantic, peaceful place I have ever visited. I imagined a wedding at every turn. A few of my favorite locations were The Ritz Carlton, The Point at Sapphire Beach, and The Villa Santana-a historic estate once occupied by the Mexican President General Santa Anna. With six villas and private pool area this home away from home boasted spectacular views of the bay and breathtaking sunsets. The Mafolie Hotel Continue reading